Planning to ride the Sun Link Streetcar for business or pleasure?
Here is a quick run-down of facts about the streetcar:
The Sun Link project is part of a voter-approved, $2.1B Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan implemented through 2026.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Tucson Streetcar. With our helpful guide, you should be able to plan your ride on the Tucson Streetcar with ease. Happy Riding!
The Tucson Mayor and Council voted to continue free fares on all public transportation in Tucson. No passes or tickets needed!
Yes! Ride in climate-controlled comfort to your next destination in Downtown Tucson.
There is currently no cost to ride the Tucson Streetcar.
Yes! It's free to ride the Tucson Streetcar for all ages.
There are 23 stops along the 3.9 mile route that are spaced approximately ¼ to ½ mile apart.
So many! And they are excellent ones too! Start with one of these highly-rated and delicious options.
You may want to consider the following attractions along the streetcar route:
If you choose a home in one of the following neighborhoods, you should be able to access the Sun Link Streetcar route with ease:
Want to buy a house in one of these neighborhoods? We recommend Tucson Realtor Tim Sheaffer! Call or text him to see available properties: 520-305-9005.
There are 11,000 parking spaces throughout the route. Please consult the parking map pictured above. University of Arizona garages are blue, parking lots are green, and Park Tucson garages are yellow. Street parking is free on weekends and on weekdays after 5pm. Weekend parking is often free at University of Arizona garages, except when special events are happening. Many people park along the Sun Link route and ride the streetcar to multiple locations for food, shopping, and entertainment.
Please visit Sun Link for the current schedule.
Public involvement has been and continues to be an important part of the plan development process. Input from regional workshops and open houses has provided valuable direction to Pima Association of Governments’ transit planning staff.
You can read the full Long-Range Regional Transit Plan here.
Streetcars are designed to utilize the existing lanes of travel and not have to create its own right-of-way. The function well in tight downtown streets and are great for moving people in smaller corridors. Light rail vehicles are more commuter based systems that are designed to move people long distances.
Hope to bump into you on the Tucson Streetcar in the coming year!